Thai-Style Twice Baked Potatoes

Joanna from Lofty Pines shared this recipe with me, and I drooled a little when I read it. Such a quick recipe with so many of my favourite flavours together! I'm no good at doing what I'm told (at least when it comes to recipes), so these stuffed sweet potatoes are a variation from the original, but they were divine. So filling and full of flavour! You could use them as a side dish....but we just pigged out and made them our whole meal!



3 sweet potatoes
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1/4 C peanuts
1/4 C peanut butter
3/4 C coconut milk
2 tsp sesame oil
1 Tblsp sriracha
2 Tblsp honey
2 Tblsp soy sauce
2 Tblsp rice vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
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3 green onions, whites and greens separated
1/4 C cilantro, chopped
1/2 red pepper, chopped fine
1 carrot, grated
1 1/2 C baby spinach, chopped


Wash sweet potatoes, and pierce all over to allow steam to escape. Place on a microwave safe plate, and heat on high for 7 minutes. Flip the potatoes over, and cook for an additional 7 minutes. Allow to cool until easy to handle. (Alternatively, you can bake the potatoes for about 1 hour at 400`...but who has time for that when you are starving?) Cut each sweet potato in half lengthwise. With a spoon, scoop out the majority of the flesh, leaving enough for the potato to hold its shape. Mash, and set aside.

Combine peanuts, peanut butter, coconut milk, sesame oil, sriracha, honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and garlic in a food processor or with an immersion blender. Process until smooth.

Saute whites of green onions and red pepper until softened. Stir in cilantro, and cook until fragrant. Add carrots and spinach, and stir to combine. Cook until spinach wilts. 

Combine mashed sweet potato with sauteed vegetable mixture. Add 1/2 C of peanut sauce, and stir until well mixed. Refill each potato skin with this mixture. Place on a baking sheet, and bake at 400` for 10-15. Garnish with the greens of the green onions and more peanut sauce before serving.


Topped with some green onions...

And drizzled with a little (okay, a lot of) peanut sauce. 
If you really wanted some kick, you could put some sriracha on top too.










5 comments:

  1. These are going into the oven for round two of baking. May have forgotten the red peppers...

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  2. I'm sure they'd still be great. You could put spicy peanut sauce on an old boot and I'd eat it!

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  3. Those look delicious!!! I need to get more creative with my sweet potatoes :)

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    1. Sweet potato is so versatile! It's one of my favourite starting points for being creative in the kitchen.

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  4. Wow these sounds absolutely fabulous! I can not wait to try them!

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